Thomas Ferguson, Vice President, Licensing Partnerships, Endemol Shine North America
Thomas Ferguson has served as Vice President, Licensing Partnerships, Endemol Shine North America since October 2017. Ferguson originally joined Shine America in December of 2013 and most recently served as Director, Licensing Partnerships.
Ferguson is responsible for negotiating and securing omni-channel partnerships across strategic consumer products, publishing, e-commerce, immersive experiences and live events for shows such as Black Mirror (Netflix), MasterChef (FOX) and MasterChef Junior (FOX). Ferguson has been the lead for major ESNA initiatives like the MasterChef Cruise, Cooking With MasterChef, and the 2019 LIMA Award-nominated Black Mirror: Nosedive social board game.
Prior to joining Endemol Shine North America, Ferguson was the lead designer and consultant for the branding agency Focus Group West, where he led client-facing design and product launch services for brands such as John Varvatos, Carolina Herrera, and BCBG eyewear, as well as various start-up companies in the eyewear and fashion space.
In 2012, he was also brought on board to consult for D23 (The Official Walt Disney Fan Club) in an effort to build out their first-ever e-commerce product collection and sales platform.
Ferguson has been named one of the “100 most important people in the eyewear industry” by Brilliant Magazine, served on the executive board of JHRTS and was featured as an expert on the Style Network. He currently lives in Eagle Rock, California.